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The New Zealand economy: current and future issues

Deputy Governor Christian Hawkesby will join a panel discussion by University of Canterbury (UC) economics graduates on UC alumni weekend.

Past Event
Saturday, 28 October 2023 to Saturday, 28 October 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ngaio Marsh Theatre
90 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch 8041

About the event

Deputy Governor Christian Hawkesby will take part in a panel discussion on current issues and future prospects for the New Zealand economy in areas such as industrial regulation of business, financial regulation, monetary policy, international trade, and climate change.

He will be joined by other panelists including:

  • Cameron Bagrie, Bagrie Economics
  • John Small, Chair of the Commerce Commission
  • Nick Tuffley, Chief Economist at ASB
  • Zoe Wallis, Forsyth Barr and former Chief Economist of Deloitte and Kiwi Bank

Speaking notes

In the panel discussion, Mr Hawkesby discussed some of the key issues facing central banks around the world in the coming years.

He also discussed areas that we think could play a part in promoting innovation, financial inclusion and competition including:

  • the prospect of issuing our own central bank digital currency
  • the future of the payments system
  • the role of fintechs in the future of the financial system
  • designing and implementing a modern regulatory framework fit for this future.